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On 06/13/2011 01:01 PM, terry white wrote:
> ... ciao:
> 
> : on "6-12-2011" "Billy Crook" writ:
> :	Computers are deterministic machines.  Nothing happens 'all of 
> :       the sudden'.
> 
>     "all of a sudden, i am only able to login as root.  this is not 
>      something i was trying to accomplish, and at a loss in figuring out 
>      how i did."
>  
>     perhaps, in context, 'all of a sudden' makes more sense.  CLEARLY, my 
> problem is the direct result of something i did.  not to make too fine a 
> point of it, it is possible to make a configuration change, and have the 
> results of that change, show up much later.  its appearance seems 
> 'sudden' and the 'root' cause, may not be immediately obvious.
>  
>     i would even hazard the observation that a cron event, 'sudden'.
>  
> 
> : See if setting a user's shell to something else (csh, ksh, zsh, ash) 
> : makes a difference.
>  
>     changed to 'csh' with same result.
> 
> 
> : And I hope to got you're using TLS on smtp.
>  
>     i am at a complete loss in understanding 'how' TLS relevant. 
> 
> 
> : Which logs have you checked so far?
>  
>     syslog*, kernel*, messages*, wtmp*, btmp, secure* ...
> 
> 

Are there entries in /etc/shadow for these users?


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